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Rob Blair and Woody Connette Named “Lawyer of the Year”

Essex Richards, P.A. is pleased to announce that The Best Lawyers© in America has named 2 of its attorneys “Lawyer of the Year” in the publication’s newly released 26th edition. Only one lawyer in a specific practice area and location is honored with this designation each year. Rob Blair was named “Lawyer of the Year” in the area of Family Law Mediation. Woody Connette …

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10 Essex Richards Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America

Essex Richards, P.A. is pleased to announce that The Best Lawyers© in America has named 10 of its attorneys to the 2020 list in the publication’s newly released 26th edition – Norris Adams, Rob Blair, Jon Buchan, Woody Connette, Heather Culp, John Daniel, Rick Elkins, Lauren Lewis, Steve Morris, and Natalie Potter.  Natalie Potter was included for the first time in this edition. Additionally, …

Attorney Heather Culp Serves on Bar’s Programs Committee

On July 1, Essex Richards attorney Heather Culp begins a three-year term chairing the North Carolina Bar Foundation’s Programs Committee, which provides direction for and oversight of the Foundation’s pro-bono and public service programs.  She will also serve a three-year term on the Foundation’s Board of Directors.  

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John Maheras to Moderate Panel Discussion at International Council of Shopping Centers’ Carolinas Conference

Essex Richards partner John Maheras will moderate the March 12 panel discussion, “Urban Retail: A Perspective on Infill Real Estate Development,” at the ICSC’s annual Carolinas Conference and Deal Making. Panelists include Shelbi Bodner of Paces Properties, Robert Hughes of Hughes Development Corporation, Brian Purcell of Asana Partners, and Frank Scibelli of FS Food Group. An active member of the …

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Commercial Real Estate Attorney John Maheras Joins Essex Richards

Essex Richards is pleased to announce that John Maheras has joined Essex Richards P.A. as a partner in our real estate group. Maheras specializes in commercial lease review, real estate acquisition, development, finance, and joint venture agreements. Essex Richards Managing Partner Steve Morris commented, “John is an excellent lawyer and will be a great addition to the firm. We look forward …

Blanket Sealing Order Violates First Amendment and NC Open Court Rules

Originally published by The Media Law Resource Center, December 31, 2018 By Jonathan E. Buchan On December 18, 2018, the North Carolina Court of Appeals, in John Doe, by and through his Guardian ad Litem et al. v. John Doe et al., directed a state trial court to unseal most of a civil court file that had been sealed in …

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Attorney Caitlin Walton Joins Board of Psychology For All

Essex Richards attorney Caitlin Walton has joined the board of Psychology For All, a nonprofit organization that aims to increase access to psychological services for members of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community by providing financial assistance and help to those unable to afford psychological care.  The organization connects qualified adults with local psychological service providers who have agreed to provide discounted services …

Partner Jonathan Buchan Quoted by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly

Partner Jon Buchan was quoted recently in a Lawyers Weekly article, “File of Sex Assault Lawsuit Against Businessman Must Be Unsealed.” The article discusses implications of the December 18, 2018 decision by the North Carolina Court of Appeals that ruled for Essex Richards’ client The Fayetteville Observer and reversed a Superior Court Judge’s sealing of the entire court file in a civil case …